Desert Water Bearer
Aqua oil on canvas, 30″x40″
This image was in the dream of a friend of mine when he came to visit me from Maine. He told me of the dream, and said he thought it represented my life in the desert at the time. So I painted the urn with the water overflowing out of it onto the desert. After a few days of looking at it, I decided to add the woman’s face inside the urn. Most people when they see this painting do not even realize the desert water bearer is there. It is very symbolic of all the emotions that were overflowing inside me and out into my life in the desert. My emotional dam was bursting. It was time for deep purification and transformation. I had to let go.